Russell Jones

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Russell Jones
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Arizona House of Representatives District 24
Former member
In office
2004-2006, 2005-2013
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected2004
Term limitsFour consecutive terms
Military service
Service/branchUnited States Army
Years of service1970-1972
BirthdayMay 11, 1948
Place of birthSan Diego, CA
Office website
Personal website
Russell Jones (b. May 11, 1948) is a former Republican member of the Arizona House of Representatives, representing the 24th District from 2005 until 2013.

Jones is a businessman and has served as President of several, including Calexico Warehouse & Transfer, Intercontinental Cargo Federation, Richard L. Jones Customhouse Brokers Incorporated, San Diego Warehouse & Transfer, San Luis International Freight Services, and San Luis Warehouse & Transfer

He has also been involved with a number of organizations, including Alpha Phi Omega, Arizona Community Foundation Board, Border Brokers Association, Border Philanthropy Project, Boy Scouts of America, San Diego Customs Brokers Association, and the San Luis "Frontera" Rotary Club.[1]

Committee assignments


In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Jones served on these committees:


In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Jones served on these committees:



Jones's sponsored bills include:

  • HB 2127 - legislators; voting required; salary loss
  • HB 2130 - campaign finance reports; penalty
  • HB 2344 - vulnerable adults; financial exploitation
  • HB 2400 - partial-birth abortions; definition

For a full listed of sponsored bills see the House website.

Presidential preference


See also: Endorsements by state officials of presidential candidates in the 2012 election

Russell Jones endorsed Mitt Romney in the 2012 presidential election. [2]



See also: Arizona House of Representatives elections, 2012

Jones ran for re-election in the 2012 election for Arizona House of Representatives District 13. He was defeated by incumbent Steve Montenegro and Darin Mitchell in the August 28, 2012 Republican primary. The general election took place on November 6, 2012.[3][4]

Arizona House of Representatives, District 13 Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngSteve Montenegro Incumbent 39.1% 10,189
Green check mark transparent.pngDarin Mitchell 32.9% 8,572
Russ Jones Incumbent 28% 7,294
Total Votes 26,055


See also: Arizona House of Representatives elections, 2010

Jones won re-election to the 24th District seat in 2010. He faced no opposition in the August 24 primary election. He and Democrat Lynne Pancrazi defeated John Weil in the November 2 general election.[5]

Arizona House of Representatives, District 24 General Election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Russell Jones (R) 19,226
Green check mark transparent.png Lynne Pancrazi (D) 15,298
John Weil (D) 13,146


On November 4, 2008, Jones and Lynne Pancrazi were elected to the 24th District Seat in the Arizona House of Representatives, defeating opponent Theresa Ulmer (D).[6]

Jones raised $71,889 for the campaign, Pancrazi raised $62,135, and Ulmer raised $40,421.[7]

Arizona State House, District 24 (2008)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Lynne Pancrazi (D) 22,680
Green check mark transparent.png Russell Jones (R) 21,197
Theresa Ulmer (D) 18,767

Campaign donors


In 2010, Jones raised $36,786 in contributions.[8]

He contributed the most money to his campaign, $5,000.


Below are Jones's top 5 campaign contributors in the 2008 election:[9]

Contributor 2008 total
Public Fund $65,701
Russ Jones $610
Steven Ray Anderson $130
Victor P Smith $130
Kevin J Harrison $130


Goldwater Institute

See also: Goldwater Institute's Legislative Report Card

The Goldwater Institute releases its "Legislative Report Card" annually for all Arizona legislators. This report card tracks how legislators voted on key votes and assigns them a letter grade based on how closely their votes agree with the Institute's positions. The primary values emphasized in the ratings are whether votes expand or restrict liberty.[10]


Jones received a score of 55 out of 100 in the 2012 report card for a grade of C according to the Goldwater Institute’s grading scale. This score was 1 less than his score on the 2011 report card. Jones’s 55 in 2012 was the 39th highest grade among all 60 Arizona State Representatives.[10]

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Jones and his wife Janet have two children.

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